OUR PROCUREMENT POLICY
At Apricity Restaurant, we are committed to fostering a sustainable future by embracing the principles of the circular economy, promoting ethical practices, and valuing our natural resources. Our Procurement Policy outlines our dedication to responsible sourcing, minimising waste, and nurturing positive relationships with suppliers. Through this policy, we aim to create a more resilient and environmentally conscious supply chain.
1. Circular Economy Approach:
We prioritise the principles of the circular economy in our procurement process. This means we strive to:
Source Recycled and Upcycled Materials: wherever feasible, we will procure products and materials made from recycled or upcycled materials, thereby extending their lifecycle and reducing the demand for virgin resources.
Promote Reusability and Repairability: we will prioritise products that are designed for longevity, repairability, and ease of disassembly, promoting a culture of reuse and repair.
Minimise Single-Use Items: we commit to reducing our reliance on single-use items and packaging, instead opting for durable and reusable alternatives.
2. Ethical Practices:
We uphold ethical standards in all our procurement interactions. This includes:
Supplier Diversity and Fair Treatment: we value diversity and aim to work with suppliers who uphold fair labour practices, non-discrimination, and equal opportunities for all employees.
Transparency and Traceability: we expect transparency from our suppliers regarding the origin of their products, production processes, and compliance with ethical and environmental standards.
Anti-Corruption: we strictly prohibit engagement in any form of bribery, corruption, or unethical practices in our supplier relationships.
3. Valuing Natural Resources:
We recognize the finite nature of our planet's resources and commit to responsible resource management:
Sustainable Ingredients: we prioritise sourcing local, seasonal, and regeneratively produced ingredients to support regional ecosystems and reduce our carbon footprint.
Energy and Water Efficiency: we collaborate with suppliers who prioritise energy and water efficiency in their operations, contributing to the conservation of these valuable resources.
waste Reduction: we aim to minimise waste generation through responsible sourcing and working with suppliers who prioritise waste reduction, reuse, refill and, lastly recycling.
4. Collaboration and Continuous Improvement:
We view our suppliers as partners in our regenerative journey. We encourage collaboration to enhance sustainability and continuously improve:
Supplier Engagement: we will engage in open dialogue with our suppliers to share best practices, seek innovative solutions, and collectively reduce environmental impacts.
Environmental Performance: where resources allow, we ask our suppliers to commit to measuring, reporting, and improving their environmental performance over time.
5. Compliance and Reporting:
We are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of ethical and sustainable procurement practices. We commit to:
Compliance: ensuring our procurement decisions align with all relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards.
Reporting: where possible, regularly reporting on our progress towards circular economy goals, ethical practices, and natural resource conservation.
Through this Procurement Policy, we demonstrate our commitment to a more sustainable future, supporting the well-being of our planet and contributing to a thriving community. By working together with our suppliers, we can drive positive change and create a lasting impact.
If you have any queries about this Procurement Policy or need further information, please contact us by any of the following means:
Email us at: email@example.com
Write to us at: 68 Duke Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 6JU
This Procurement Policy was last updated on 29th August 2023